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Common Loon

 

Common Loon

Common Loon

Common Loon preening

preening

Common Loon looking at you

 

 

Common Loon & Jelly fish

 

First the loons search for food by dipping their face under the surface of the water

When spotting a prey they dive for it.

 

Pigeon guillemot

Red-throated Loon in winter

 

 

Red-throated Loon

Red-throated. Loon diving

Red-throated. Loon

R. Th. Loon

Surf scoter, male

 

   

Surf scoter, female

   

 , Surf scoter, male

 

Brandt's cormorant, winter

at Moss Landing

 
 

Brandt's cormorants in summer

raising their young one

at Point Lobos

Brandt's cormorants raising their young ones in summer

 

Brandt's cormorants raising their young ones in summer

Brandt's cormorants at Point Lobos  

Pelagic cormorant couple embrace

 

 

 Rhinoceros Auklet

Sooty Rhinoceros Auklets accompanied us on our whale watching trip at Moss Landing

Sooty sheearwaters accompanying humpback whales at Moss Landing

 

Sooty sheearwaters accompanying humpback whales at Moss Landing

 

Sooty sheearwaters as seen from our whatle watching boat at Moss Landing

 
         
         

 

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012